A respectful partnership encouraging student development to reach their full potential.
Each student is known as a unique individual, made in the image and likeness of God.
- Pre-K through Grade 8 – total of 170 students.
- Average class size (K to Grade 8) is 16 students.
- Students from over twenty towns in the Shoreline and River Valley region, including Old Saybrook, Clinton, Westbrook, Killingworth, Madison, Guilford, East Haddam, Essex, Deep River, Chester and Old Lyme.
- Students adhere to a uniform dress code purchased through an established company.
- Younger grades are paired with upper grade “reading buddies” for projects and celebrations.
- Alumni success in scholarship, athletics and community leadership at public, parochial and private high schools and beyond.
TEACHERS & STAFF
Faculty set the example of Christian values, standards of excellence, and living their faith.
- 26 teachers and staff, including two Sisters of Charity of Our Lady Mother of the Church.
- Full time aide assists teacher in Pre-K classroom.
- Well-qualified lay faculty of practicing Christians dedicated to the vocation of teaching.
- Teacher qualifications are in accordance with the high standards of the Dioceses of Norwich.
- Teachers participate in regular in-service training and spiritual retreats.
- Teachers, staff and volunteers working with students are Safe Environments ARMATUS Certified.
Connection with the parish, diocese and Catholic Schools across the world.
- The Pastor of St. John Church has overall responsibility for the parish school, for the implementation of diocesan policies regarding schools, and for the necessary compliance with state and federal laws.
- The Principal is responsible for administration and supervision of the school’s educational program.
- The administration adheres to a strict policy regarding any forms of bullying and violations will be treated seriously in accordance with state law, but also in accordance with God’s law.
- The Norwich Diocesan Board of Education and Superintendent of Catholic Schools provide operational guidance, including curriculum, mission of the Catholic Church, leadership & professional development.
PARENTS AND FAMILIES
Recognition of parents as the first educators and home as an integral part of the school community.
- Through an active Home and School Association (HSA), guided by an HSA Committee, parents provide fundraising support for the operating expenses of the school, school activities and enrichment. The Committee helps in communicating with the parents and coordinating parent and student activities.
- Each family contributes a minimum financial donation or “assessment,” in addition to tuition.
- Family input and involvement is also requested through volunteer gifts of time and talent for the school.
- Ongoing support from St. John Church of Old Saybrook and other area parishes.